Iridium flare, and a new camera
Yesterday I did stay up until after midnight though. Because a new "toy" has arrived at Cospar 4353: a Canon EOS 450D DSLR camera, result of the investment of a tax return.
Below is an image I shot of a mag. -0.5 flare of Iridium 8 I shot last night. I used the EF-S 18-55 IS kit lens for it, at 18 mm F3.5 and ISO 800 with 15 seconds exposure.
Another lens, an EF 2.5/50 Macro which according to my friends yields superb results with astrophotography, arrives somewhere this weekend.